Similar to civil and mechanical engineering, architectural engineering concentrates on buildings and structures. Architectural engineers use engineering concepts and incorporate them into building and structure designs, according to the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center. At least a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering is required for an entry-level architectural engineer position. Schools all over the United States offer programs in architectural engineering.
University of Miami
The University of Miami offers several degree options for students wishing to study architectural engineering. Students can choose to earn a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering or a dual bachelor's degree in architectural and civil engineering, according to the University of Miami website.
University of Miami College of Engineering P.O. Box 248294 Coral Gables, FL 33124 305-284-2404 http://www.miami.edu
University of Kansas
At the University of Kansas, the bachelor's degree in architectural engineering degree is a five-year program, consisting of 165 classroom hours, according to the University of Kansas website. Students in the architectural engineering degree program can choose to specialize in one of three concentrations, including building environmental systems, building construction, or building structural systems.
University of Kansas Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering 2150 Learned Hall 1530 W 15th St. Lawrence, KS 66045-7621 785-864-3766 http://www.ku.edu
Tennessee State University
The architectural engineering program at Tennessee State University is a bachelor's degree program. Graduates can pursue a master's degree elsewhere, or move on to employment with engineering design firms, construction companies or government entities, according to the Tennessee State University website.
Tennessee State University
College of Engineering Room 242, Torrence Hall 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. Nashville, TN 37209
Pennsylvania State University
Students in the architectural engineering program at Penn State take courses in architecture, structures, mechanical, lighting, electrical and acoustics, according to the Penn State website. Penn State also offers a master's degree in architectural engineering.
Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department 104 Engineering, Unit A University Park, PA 16802 814-865-6394 http://www.psu.edu
Kansas State University
Kansas State's five-year architectural engineering program prepares students for employment in this field by focusing four years of curriculum on engineering principals, and one year on building architecture courses related to construction, according to the Kansas State website. Students must complete 158 hours of coursework to graduate.
Kansas State University Architectural Engineering and Construction Science and Management 240 Seaton Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 785-532-5964 http://www.k-state.edu
Students studying in the architectural engineering program at Drexel University work closely with the civil engineering department, according to the Drexel University website. Students choose between two areas of specialization—structural engineering and building mechanical systems—during their coursework.
Drexel University Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering 3141 Chestnut St. Curtis Hall 251 Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-895-2283 http://www.Drexel.edu
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin offers a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering, consisting of 126 semester hours, according to the University of Texas at Austin website. A variety of courses in structures, environmental systems and construction are included in the curriculum.
University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering 1 University Station C1700 Austin, TX 78712
Illinois Institute of Technology
The "building-oriented" curriculum at the Illinois Institute of Technology specializes in architecture, system integration, and courses in structural design and computer-aided design, according to the school's website. Students are prepared for employment, as well for the Illinois Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Alumni Memorial Hall, Room 228 3201 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60616 312-567-3540 http://www.iit.edu
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Offering a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology requires that architectural engineering students complete 138 hours, according to the Missouri University of Science and Technology website. The program prepares graduates to receive licensure within five years of graduation.
Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering 211 Butler-Carlton Hall 1401 N. Pine St. Rolla, MO 65409 573-341-4461 http://www.mst.edu
University of Colorado at Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder offers a bachelor's in architectural engineering that can be completed in 128 credit hours or four years, with a concentration on structure and construction, project management, systems and materials, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder website.
University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Engineering Center ECOT 441, UCB 428 Boulder, CO 80309 303-492-6382 http://www.Colorado.edu
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